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unusual. >> a fast decision by maryland's court of appeals. the court ruled that voters should have the final say on whether slots be launched at anne arundel mall. >> the court decides approximately 170 cases a year and most of those cases take an average of about five or six months. >> the court was pressured to decide the case quickly because time was running out to add this to the referendum. cordish wants to open up a casino with slots. >> for the state of maryland, it will mean $500 million a year and about $35 million a year for anne arundel county. >> some believe the decision projects the citizen's right to affect decisions. >> the casino does not belong in a family-friendly mall. the people have a right to appeal. that is what we did. >> in doing so, it has made another organization quite happy. the maryland jockey club. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the body of a swimmer who disappeared on sunday has been recovered. justin oliver was found yesterday. he was trying to swim 50 yards back to shore when he went under. officials want to remind everyo
half. those happen to vehicles running with lights lights and sirens. in maryland that same year, 2544 were involved in accidents. people died in those. >> in the line of duty, sometimes we may not be able to control these things. councilwoman belinda carmichael concerned. >> it's a tough job. and we know that they rush to get to the scene and go to places where most of us would not want to go. i believe that they are careful. but there is a concern about the number of accidents and what it is costing the city. >> reporter: but police say their officers receive special training to drive cautiously. and point to the numbers as proof of their safety. >> we respond to 1.2 million calls a year. and we have a very, very low number of accidents. >> reporter: police say this in latest accident, the officer involved, and the driver of the other car are both in good condition. we're live at police headquarters, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> there have been no fatalities in police-involved crashes in the city this year. >>> a mentally-ill man, beat to death at a catonsville bar. tonigh
morning news is hitting the road today. we are broadcasting live from poolesville, maryland from 6:00 to 10:00 as part of our hometown friday series. gurvir, steve, allison, tony, tucker, they are all going to be out there. if you are out near there, you may want to head over and see the crew. >> take them a bottle of water. >> it will be another hot day today. it will just continue and the temperatures will rise even higher as we move through into the weekend. let's start it off with a look at our weather headlines. we will put it all into officer spective for you. there is a heat advisory today and that is in effect from noon until 9:00 tonight. that is because, once we factor in the temperatures and the humidity, our heat in d.c. is going to be into the triple digits. it will feel like it is about 100 to 105 degrees or more. staying on the into the weekend as well. state, we get near 100 degrees and that is just for our temperature. we are watching tropical storm bonnie that actually formed last night. let's take a look at our current temperatures now. yesterday we were into th
bridge. you are going to watch for the new traffic pattern due to construction. in maryland 270 we have been tracking the traffic all morning and around the germantown area volume is starting to build and finally show you the outer and inner loop. happy to report from 95 and 270, smooth sailing. back to you. >>> we want to get to the big things happening in our our world today. the house will vote whether to extend unemployment benefits. president obama said he is eager to sign it in to law. it would help more than 2.5 million people. >>> oil spill workers are pulling out of the gulf of mexico. that's because of tropical weather threatening the region. the effort to plug the well has been halted for now, just days away from completion. >>> the white house is challenge to arizona's illegal immigration law goes before a judge today. it calls the crackdown unconstitutional but supporters say it enforces federal law. it is scheduled to take effect one week from today. >>> and we are learning more about how police found the man they think killed four women in largo, maryland. kristin fisher
and that will be the case later this afternoon. the reader is just picking up a few sprinkles across western maryland. this batch of rain will miss us this morning. if we get enough sunshine, that will help to create instability that the atmosphere needs to greet thunderstorms later this afternoon. sunshine today is a bad thing. that means the more likely we will get some strong thunderstorms later on. it will be warm and humid. we put a 40% mark on that. of the storms that do developed, some will be strong to severe. a chance for a shower or thunderstorm tonight with temperatures dropping back into the 70's. very little will change for tomorrow. what is going to change as we head into the weekend is the core of the key to in midwest ohio valley will shift over to the mid atlantic. it will get hotter before it gets better by the time we get into the beginning of next week. low 90's today with a chance for a shower or thunderstorm. heat index will be over 100 on saturday. showers and thunderstorms late saturday and early sunday. we will get some lower the humidity levels and temperature will drop into
in maryland. the discovery was made in the linthicum area of anne arundel county. weijia jiang has more. >> reporter: their small size makes them hard to notice. but their bite is impossible to ignore. mosquitoes. and for the first time this summer, researchers found a large pool of them are infected in anne arundel county. >> we've collected several mosquitoes that have shown to be positive for west nile virus. >> reporter: the dnr chief of mosquito control says that means there is a good chance it will soon spread to animals and people statewide, a fifth of whom will develop west nile fever n. 2001, 170 cases in humans have been confirmed, 20 of them fatalities. >> it's a disease that can kill you. and i worry about that for my family. >> reporter: part of protecting is identifying how widespread the virus is. >> reporter: here's how it works. shops like this are set up all across the state. carbon dioxide in this cooler, along with this light attracts the mosquitoes, which all ends up like this. >> reporter: technicians then test for affected locations four times a week. >> i'm just
the beltway to the 14th street bridge. no problems to report. no construction in the way. in maryland, on the inand outer loop, doing fine and wrap it up with a glance at 270. we are watching volume build around 109. that's the traffic. now back to you. >>> we are learning more about the man prince georges county police say will be remembered as one of the most notorious serial killers in our history. he worked as a part-time employee at the u.p.s. facility. kristin fisher is joining us from prince georges county with more. >> reporter: good morning. police here say they will not release his name until he is formally charged, but one investigator is already calling this person of interest the most intelligent criminal he's ever dealt with. now prince georges county police now believe a 27-year- old upper marlboro man is responsible for last year's mother/daughter murders in largo. the person of interest is accused of killing two mother and daughter and he lived with his parents within a two mile radius of both sets of victims. he worked part time at u.p.s. in landover where he met cus
back out to poolesville, maryland for more from the crew there. we are going to be back in a moment. don't go anywhere. looks like they are treating them pretty well out there. ♪ (announcer) we all want to stay active. we don't want anything... ...to slow us down. but even in your 30s... ...your bones can begin to change. overtime, you can begin to have bone loss. calcium and vitamin d work together to help keep your bones strong. and yoplait gives you... ...20% of your daily calcium... ...and is the only leading yogurt with vitamin d in every cup. keep your bones strong every day... ...with yoplait. >>> we quantity do a hometown friday without breaking out the food at some point. this is courtesy of basset restaurant. >> basset's fine food and spirts. >> reporter: we can call it basst's. you guys have been here for quite some time. >> 19 years. >> reporter: you must have a secret to all that success. dave, are you breaking out the specialties? >> we have barbecue here. made with five different beans. delicious. coleslaw, ribs, stuffed mozzarella salad, a crab and avocado salad.
triggered triggered this chain reaction crash. >>> judgment day for the maryland judge who deflated the woman's tire. his punishment for fighting for a parking space. >>> how much hotter will it get? get the updated first warning forecast. >>> wjz is always o. for the top stories, check wjz.com. [ male announcer ] achin' for steak & bacon? try the subway steak & bacon melt. and build your better breakfast with the new steak and bacon muffin melt with, oh yeah, bacon. crank up the flavor at subway. ♪ [ female announcer ] you choose the cutest outfits. which free detergent are you washing them in? switch to tide free & gentle. no other free detergent is milder on skin. and unlike the leading free detergent, tide free & gentle removes more residue from dirt, food, and stains. so you can be confident about every outfit you put her in, even the ones she chooses. tide free & gentle. style is an option. clean is not. also look for downy and bounce free. >>> tim, they're talking about it. could feel like 110 degrees alt some point. >> hot enough to fry an egg on the ground. >> steam a cra
also been an arrest in the murder of a prominent maryland artist. she was found stabbed to death in a tease alley on monday. she had gone missing from her rockville studio just three days earlier. police used surveillance video to track down 35-year-old raymond williams of kensington. he confessed to killing her but authorities don't know why. he is charged with premeditated murder. >>> a final house vote is expected later today on extending unemployment benefits to two and a half million americans who have been out of work for six months or longer. that bill passed in the senate after a month-long battle between democrats and republicans over how to finance it. >>> the wall street reform and consumer protection act is now the law of this country. a victorious president obama signed that bill into law yesterday. democrats have been trying to get that bill through congress for two years. the president says that new law contains common sense changes including a council of regular lawsuitors to overseawall street's complex financial transactions and the creation of a watchdog consum
remains. in fact, even in southern maryland, not much going on now. we've had strong activity going on earlier. but it's pretty much diminished. the only stuff i'm looking at is the stuff outside of washington. may affect you folks. maybe around laplate a. extreme southern portions of p.g. county in the next hour or two. in the baltimore region, it is quieting down as a dryer air mass moves in the region. >>> tim has a look at the outback with a look at rainfall totals we saw this afternoon. >>> as you mentioned, the rain came through. and we're still tallying some of these areas. as you've seen, some areas got hit so hard. others, not so much. but what we've seen so far around the region, one and a third inches of rain in woodlawn. a little less than an inch in tv hill. a little less than half at bwi marshall. columbia, about a half inch. and not as much in frederick. that, incidentally, was the first severe thunderstorm warning that went into effect in the afternoon. but the storms rolled through so quickly. the temperatures got up so nicely. then the rain came in and dropped ever
, maryland, home invasion that may have come face-to-face with the possible serial kill sneer and an update on the virginia man killed while looking for a job in california. oakland police have released surveillance video of two people they believe may be responsible for the death of jing hong cath of fairfax. the video shows a man and woman near the murder scene minutes before the shooting. cath, a father of three, flew out west for a job interview with google. a $20,000 reward is being offered. >>> a disturbing discovery at a d.c. police impoundment lot. a body found inside the trunk of a car in southwest and police are calling this an unexplained death. they say the car had been towed by the department of public works from northwest d.c. on july 12th for a rush hour violation and transferred to the police lot on july 15th. police searched the car after a worker noticed a foul smell coming from the vehicle. >> i certainly am pretty confident that we typically would not damage the locks or pop the trunk or force open a car that is being impounded for a rush hour violation. depending on wha
, arlington, fairfax and prince georges counties as well as around southern maryland and there's a bit of a breeze off the ocean. but it is sweltering humidity there. and the humidity is a little bit lower farther into our north and west. but east of there we've got the sweltering humidity. the afternoon heat index is in all of these counties including the district and most of maryland. richmond out to 93. salisbury up to 92. west virginia, the humidity is a little lower but their temperature is around 80 degrees in the higher elevations. in the last 12 hours we've seen high clouds drifting through. with a clearing sky it's going to be hot all the way into this evening. before this afternoon, hazy sunshine, heat and humidity. it will feel like 105 during the next two or three hours and it will stay that way until 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. not going to cool down much tonight. we'll look at that and the heat continuing into the weekend. >> my friend just came back from china. said it was 106 there. she's come back to the same heat right here in washington. thanks. we'll talk to you jen sfwen sho
neighborhoods throughout maryland and the district that have lost power. officials are asking folks, make sure you open up the windows, air out your house. keep it as cool as possible. and also, if you want to light your house inside, don't use candles. there is a big fear if you use a candle, that could maybe knock over and start a fire. officials are asking folks to be as careful as possible. back to you guys in the studio. >> matt ackland in college park. thank you. matt mentioned downed power lines. >>> look at this video. this is what happens when downed power lines come down. this happened in northeast. fox 5 came upon this scene in the 1600 block of montana avenue where the live wires landed on two parked cars. no one was hurt, but as you can see, both cars were pretty badly damaged. >>> pleasant of people are in the dark tonight. the storms knocked out power to nearly 300,000 pep co customers. montgomery count214,000 without power. prince george's county had 50,000 in the dark and d.c. the number is around 29,000. remember, even when we're not on the air with alerts, we have you covere
. ron walters at the ufort of the maryland calls this whole thing a right wing conspiracy and an attempt to bring down the president on the race issue. >> the white house doesn't seem to have the muscles to deal with the issue of race. >> reporter: laura evans, fox 5 news. >>> sherrod by the way hasn't said whether she will take the job at the department of agriculture. >>> a live look this morning at the washington monument. good morning, everybody. thank you for getting up early with us. i'm gurvir dhindsa along with my pal, tucker barnes. >> hi, gurvir. >> hello, tuck. >> how are you this morning? >> you know, i'm pretty good. he is spblly since you are promising we may get a bit of a break from the humidity we've been dealing with -- especially since you are promising we may get a bit of a break from the humidity we've been feeling with. >> i want to show you the showers that have developed out tords winchester. there it s and there it goes. there it goes. falling apart right there. >> like the maytag repairman, all by itself. >> we'll take a look at the quiet conditions. our wind ha
with a double tragedy in maryland. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm shawn yancy gldz i'm brian bolter. a homeowner says he had no idea his neighbor's nephew had slipped into his pool until it was too late. maureen umeh live in the newsroom to start us off. >> reporter: by all accounts this was just a tragic accident. a curious young boy and uncle trying to help both drowning in a neighbor's pool. the homeowner knew the dangers involved with having a swimming pool so he took precautions. a 7 foot fence, latches and gates. but thursday afternoon prince george's county police say a 12- year-old boy visiting his uncle next door decided to sneak a swim. police say he pushed this metal garbage can against a fence and hopped over. police say the homeowner never saw or heard a thing. he was in the front yard power washing. >> the other sibling saw him go over the fence and watched him when he wasn't moving, that's when they notified the adults in the home. >> reporter: police say the uncle, 59-year-old david used the same garbage can to get over the fence in an attempt to help sieve his nephe
orleans. >>> a 12-year-old who went under at a pool dark home in upper marlboro, maryland, has died tonight, and the man who who have jumped in to rescue the child has also died. it happened about 2:30 this afternoon at the intersection of fair haven avenue and midland turn. darcy spencer has more. >> reporter: authorities stay two victim a 12-year-old boy and his 59-year-old uncle. both were pronounced dead earlier this afternoon. apparently the 12-year-old boy jumped into a neighbor's pool here in the 9,300 block of midland turn. at some point, some friends realized he was at the bottom of the pool in the deep end, about eight feet deep. his uncle, 59 years old, jumped into the pool to attempt a rescue. and became a victim himself. the fire and rescue officials were called in and arrived about. >> about six minutes. both uncle and nephew were removed from the pool. they had no pulse and were not breathing at the time. they were taken to the area hospitals in extremely critical condition, we're told the homeowner was not even aware that the boy had jumped in. >> the 12-year-old was
in the mountains, cooler, western maryland and west virginia. many locations still in the 70s. central virginia already hitting the low 90s. over the last 12 hours, we have seen weak high pressure move in from the north and west. that's moving right over the region now, which is bringing us a little bit lower humidity. it is still going to be uncomfortably hot and humid this afternoon, highs in the mid-90s. a little bit of a northwesterly breeze that should make it feel better. great beach and pool weather. you need the sunblock. we will take a look at the rest of the week and the weekend. that's the all-important forecast everybody is wondering about. stay tuned. >> i hear we are going to need sun hats and block and everything else. >>> meanwhile, this morning, there is a new threat looming over the gulf disaster. a storm i go brews in ting in t caribbean threatening cleanup efforts. crews are preparing for rough seas and efforts to permanently stop the leak will have to be halted. the storm won't stop the efforts to track the oil that has already leaked out. research crews are hard at work tr
in the murder of a prominent maryland artist. the woman was found stabbed to death in a d.c. alley on monday just three days after she was reported missing from her rockville studio. police used surveillance video to track down her alleged killer. >> i don't believe it was anything much more than some sort of business or work relationship. they worked in areas that were in close proximity to one another and may have had some sort of contact. >> this is a heinous, violent act and this man is off the street right now. >> the suspect is 35-year-old raymond williams of kensington. he has been charged with premeditated murder and is being held without bond. >>> police in california have for you released surveillance video they hope will solve the murder a fairfax county man. of his a computer engineer who was in oakland last sunday getting ready for a job interview with google. police say this tape shows the suspects in his death. he was robbed at gunpoint and shot to death outside a dentist's office. >>> two children are in the hospital after they were hit by a car last night at the intersection
say a 35-year-old man has confessed to killing ale local restoration artist in maryland. how police caught up with the alleged killer. >> anything that is in this world on an artistic level -- >> reporter: in an interview taped for the asian media outlet, the 45-year-old naimi oiz described her love for the arts. after graduating, her mow said naimi spent the rest of her life traveling the word, studying paintings and restoring them for famous clients. but on monday, d.c. police found her body stabbed, beaten with broken ribs, lying in an alley in northwest d.c. >> this this is a heinous, violent act. and this man is off the street right now and that the point we'll continue to investigate it. >> reporter: prosecutors say this man, 35-year-old raymond williams, admitted to killing naimi in her art studio in rockville sunday night and dumping the body wrapped in a blanket in d.c. police linked william to the crime by using surveillance footage captured at naimi's studio. only will yip was seen coming out. >> they were able to use images of the suspect and have him identified by i bel
of western maryland, a little better on the eastern shore, low 70s. over the last 12 hours the high pressure that was over us has moved off the coast as a result winds are shifting into the south and southeast. that is bringing in the increased humidity and that will be with us here throughout the day today as the heat builds too. we will have that heat index up to around 105 by mid afternoon. keep that in mind and definitely the best idea, stay in the ac. as we have those temperatures hovering around 100 this afternoon. then overnight tonight, not much of a break through the evening. it will be near 90 by mid evening. by dawn tomorrow, the low to mid 80s, a really hot start on saturday morning. during the day on saturday, we'll have it even hotter. temperatures should maybe even exceed 100 degrees saturday afternoon. will probably easily break the record. tomorrow's record is 96 set on that date in 1986. in fact, tomorrow's record high of 96 is the coolest record high in july. we'll probably break that tomorrow. the heat index on saturday will get to 110. and then on sunday, should be a bit
activity in baltimore, though. it's on 25th street that is right at maryland avenue. that is a look at your morning travels. patrice, back over to you. >>> ttink you got what it takes to be the next american idol? ♪ ♪ before this ♪ i know i can depend on him 7 already underway. we want to get you to the front of theeline. it's fox 45's baltimore idol. on thursday, july 29th, come to east point mall and the winner of our singing contest will get a guaranteed audition in front of american idol producers in new jersey. for more information go to fox 45 baltimore idol is rought to you by east point mall, mix 106 and fox 45 morniig news. >>> still ahead president obama apologized to the woman forced out of her job at thh ddpartment of aggiculture. coming up our political commentator weighs in on the matter. >>> next staying on your a game to get your next job.ú what employers may be lookinn at Ñéáá'q'qry y y y eáe >>> after slumping the day before, stocks came roaring bacú on thuusday. the dow rallied to gain roughly lots of strong earning reports and a better than expected >>the
for the future. 5700 new jobs that makes maryland more competitive in the world economy. without governor o'malley, this expansion would never have happened. his commitment to upgrading our port and fighting for our workers is unparalleled. martin o'malley, there's never a doubt who's side he's on. martin o'malley. moving maryland forward. >>> more on the storm that has brought work in the gulf to a standstill. officials fear the delay could last as long as two weeks. >>> and lindsay lohan's first weekend in jail. will she be allowed visitors? we'll find out. reviving the economy means reinventing the way we do business. here's to the owners showing us the way. [trumpet playing "reveille" fades to silence] have you tried honey bunches of oats with real strawberries? wow. it's seriously strawberry. they're everywhere. it's in the bunches, on the flakes, even real strawberries in the mix. can i have some more? honey bunches of oats with real strawberries. it's delicious. nobody does it quite like us. experience new positively nourishing body washes from aveeno, the naturals brand dermatologis
maryland judge who deflated the tires of a vehicle parked in his spot. today the court of appeals decided judge robert naly will be suspended without pay for five weeks t. all stems from a 2009 incident when he slashed the tires when someone parked if his spot. he wrote an apology. he is still a sitting judge. >>> still ahead, state of the commute. drivers leaving their cars in park and working from home. >> reporter: more of us are tell working from home but -- teleworking from home, but according to a new survey, only about half of area employers offer that option. >>> some passengers say it felt like a roller coaster ride. the latest on the extreme turbulence forcing a flight from d.c. to make an emergency landing. we're back. >>> some people were hurt on that flight from dulles to l.a. there. was extreme turbulence over kansas that forced the pilot to make an emergency landing in denver after 3 passengers were hurt. one -- 30 passengers were hurt. one woman was jolted from her seat so hard, she cracked the wall with her head. >>> mar of us are -- more of us are carpooling. fewer of us
able to track down a suspect while looking into a robbery in a gun shop in woodbine in maryland. atf avoided -- sent extra agents for the case. >> atf recovered numerous stolen firearms and other pieces of evidence that led our agents to link an individual with several friends of violence. >> police say the sament crimes include what was -- the violent crimes were called the mother- daughter murders. the suup on unrelated federal charges. his name will not be released unless he is indicted in the murders. >>> and another big story this morning. a showdown in the race for d.c. mayor. the two front runners, adrian fenty and vincent gray, faced off at two forum as long with competitors. roby chavez has the story. >> reporter: in ward 4 the fireworks came from the lesser known candidates for mayor. >> [ inaudible ] i'm look for good results. he's looking for any results. >> we're not protecting the jobs because employers have found a way to exploit an undocumented work force. >> reporter: ward four is important in the upcoming mayor election. a standing-room only crowd quickly raised the
with fun in the sun in maryland this weekend, but they will be dealing with major heat along with humidity. it is already quite warm outside. will we see more dangerous temperatures today? good morning gwen. it's going to be another day melanie where the challenge will be to try to stay cool. let's take a look at what we did temperature wise yesterday. we broke record at all three airports. 101 at national and airport, 99 at dulles. these records setback from 23 years ago in 1987. right now at national airport, 79 degrees. humidity is up at 74%. so it's another day we'll have to deal with that. a very light northerly wind, that will soon change and some neighborhood temperatures ranging into the upper to mid-80s in some areas even. and we're going to continue to see that as the day and the morning does continue to wear on. and we d have a chance of storms this afternoon. we're keeping a close eye on a frontal system headed our way. our high today is 98 degrees. a heat advisory in effect until 8:00 tonight. i'll have more details later. >>> thank you. a lot of people are staying indoors to
will be maryland's first lady. if you of a question, email your questions to wbaltv.com. don't go away. we will be back with more news in a moment. here is nbc's david gregory. >> coming up, the obama administration calls it recovery summer, but where are the jobs? are we facing a double dip recession? joining me is the treasury secretary. the rush to judgment -- what does shirley sherrod's firing tell us about race and the media. we will have a panel to weigh in on our >> now, your 11 insta-weather- plus forecast. >> welcome back. all is quiet, but hot and uncomfortable. 88 degrees at the airport. it is a 90 degrees downtown. the dewpoint is in the upper 60's. the humidity is at 57%. we expect the key index to be around 105 later on today. relief is in sight. let's look back at what we did yesterday. we had 101 degrees, that broke the old record of 97. today, probably not. the welker high is a 99, set back in 1934 -- a record high is 99 set back in 1934. with a cold front approaching and increasing cloud cover, we may not get there. the cold front is coming across ohio. a less humid air m
poolesville, maryland from #:00 to 10:00 as parted of our hometown friday series. gurvir, steve, allison, tony and tucker, the whole gang will all be out there so if you are in that area, can you head to wayland commons and meet the crew out there. it will be a hot one though. so keep in mind, stay cool if you can. here you go. cool way to beat the heat in japan at least. temperatures soared to 100 degrees in tokyo. a group built a bowling lane being piends an bowling balls all from ice. the group is trying to boost an interest in the sports so she set up this ice cold alley right in the middle of the business district. why doesn't somebody build one of those in dupont. >> that is a real innovative suggestion. >> it would melt pretty quickly here though today. >> i think so t was hot yesterday but it will be even warmer today. as the weekend progresses, we'll see it get even worse. i am just giving you fair warning on that. as we start off, temperature- wise, yesterday, we were into the 90s. we were above seasonal. that will continue as well so be prepared. 96degrees at national airport. 95 at
. our guest is an attorney for the american civil liberties union of maryland. maryland law requires here, david, consent from all parties where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy. why would there be an expectation of privacy on a public road? >> there plain and simply isn't any expectation of privacy. and i think it's important to remember here that it's a public official who was performing his official duty in public who is claiming that he had a reasonable expectation of privacy. and every court that has ever considered that question has said that such officials do not have an expectation of privacy. what we have here is a really extraordinary abuse of power both by the police and by the state's attorney's office that's charging mr. graber. >> and what gets me is that in many cases you have dash camera video now rolling during every traffic stop so that a person is recorded on the side of the road. how is it fair for the cops to do it but not fair for a private citizen to do it? >> that's exactly right. in fact, the maryland state police have those dash cams by virtue of
the 14th street bridge. we've been talking about a water main break in suitland, maryland. silver hill road near route 4, pennsylvania avenue, crews are on scene. we do have several lanes closed and we did get some video in i believe of this scene. definitely effecting traffic and we'll have -- will have an impact approaching route 4 in suitland. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. gurvir, steve, back to you -- allison, pardon me. >>> a fairfax county man is accused of trying to join a terrorist group. he makes his first court appearance this morning and stacy cohan is live in alexandria with our top story today. stacy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. 20-year-old zachary chesser is in federal custody awaiting his hearing at 10:00 a.m. here this morning at the alexandria federal courthouse. take a look at a photo we have of zachary chesser. he was a one time oakton high school student and he studied foreign language. and the case against him is au tube video posted in 2008 by chesser from a prohamas rally near the white house. he apparently now goes by the name abual
doppler radar in maryland. it's heading through central baltimore. the expressway could be getting wet. a little heavier shower pushing across the central sections of the city. it looks like we have another spot of showers just randallstown. we will watch this push through the area. there is more down southern maryland. the wide view indicates that we are looking at a very charged atmosphere with a good chance of storms especially this afternoon. 77 is the current temperature reading but the heat index into the lower 80s. definitely going to be a sticky and uncomfortable day. we're making another run for the 90s. 93 is the 2-degree guarantee but the humidity will make it feel like 100. some strong storms firing up this afternoon and this evening. taking you to the west and westminster, 92. good chance of strong thunderstorms. you need the rain for the farms and eastern shore, you and will get the showers and storms making it to about 94 in easton. look at the heat wave, 95 dropping the humidity a bit tomorrow. 97 on friday. and 99 on saturday, could reach 100 in some back yards. here i
: the website for the jc arms gun shop in woodbine, maryland says it is closed until further fought 'notice. it -- until further notice. it also encourages anyone with information about a break-in at the shop to contact maryland state police. the break-in happened may 26, 2009. there was so much firepower taken in that burglary that the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives devoted extra agents to the case to track down whoever took the guns. >> a.t.f. recovered numerous stolen firearms and other pieces of evidence that led our agents to link an individual with several crimes of violence. >> reporter: investigators now say those violent crimes include what became known as the mother-daughter murders. prince george's county police confirm that there's a person of interest in the 2009 killings of delores and ebony dewitt and karen and karissa lofton. >> acts every day received information over the phone and it may on the surface look like it's nothing to it, but after they dig into it and really put their investigative skill and techniques into an investigation, uncover a lot of
. >>> judgment day for the maryland judge who purposely deflated a woman's tire, his punishment for fighting over a parking space. join us today at 4 right after dr. phil. . medicare. it doesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider an aarp... medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. all medicare supplement insurance plans can help pay... some of what medicare doesn't, so you could save... thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare... you should know about this card -- it's the only one of its kind endorsed by aarp; see if it's right for you. all medicare supplement plans let you keep your own doctor, or hospital that accepts medicare. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't pay... and save up to thousands of dollars in potential... out-of-pocket expenses with an aarp... medicare supplement insurance plan... insured
a little volume northbound as you commute north to springfield. maryland, so far so good. american legion bridge, outer loop, inner loop, all is well. joe, pat? >> thanks very much, jerry. >>> well, with just a day left in july, it's already become the deadliest month for u.s. forces in afghanistan. overnight, we learned three more u.s. service members have been killed. a nato statement released earl i didn't this morning says the measures died in two separate blasts. those three deaths bring the u.s. death toll in afghanistan to at least 63 according to the associated press. that's the largest number in one month in the history of the nearly nine year war. >>> we're following a developing story out of california this morning. that's where firefighters are trying to get a handle on a blaze it that has scorched more than 2,000 acres overnight in los angeles county. the blaze broke out yesterday afternoon and quickly spread over seven square miles. about 1200 homes were under a mandatory evacuation orders last night, but so far none of the homes has been damaged. another massive fire near t
subcommittee has approved $150 million in federal funding for metro, but there are strings attached. maryland senator barbara mikulski include language to ensure that the money is spent on safety first. the bill requires metro to report to congress detailing safety. >>> ben bernanke goes back to the hill today to talk about the state economy. yesterday said the nation's economic outlook remains unusually uncertain. he downplayed the odds of the economy sliding back to a double-dip recession. >>> wall street did not like what he said. the major indexes finished the day in the red. the markets will keep an eye on what the fed chairman says today. >>> new details about the man suspected in two mother-daughter murders in august. does break came when federal agents raided his calls last july in connection with a gun store robbery. they found evidence that eventually made him a suspect in the murders of karen lofton and her daughter. as well as delores dewitt and her daughter. the 27-year old and lived in the victim's neighborhood and is a serial killer with a long criminal background. >>> the man
are in great shape as far as traffic around town. let's begin in maryland. 270 southbound, you'll find heavier volume approaching 109. at shady grove road on the camera, still moving at a pretty good pace. let's look at 66 traffic, slowing briefly in manassas and at the vienna metro station. 95 as a brief delay at the occoquan river bridge. heavy volume getting up to the beltway. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> one more traffic notes on this friday morning, motorists are urged to avoid to the level of the beltway near i-95 south tonight and tomorrow morning. emergency deck repairs will narrow the highway to a single lane just west of telegraph road. that is until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, starting at 9:00 this evening. >>> hundreds of local homeowners are lining up for a shot at mortgage help. we will have live reports. >> right now my biggest dream is just to grow up. >> a plea for help from a broadway star. >> blowing the whistle on northwest a could switching to geico really save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance? does a former drill sergeant make a terrible therapist? patient: and
, maryland has been indicted on a long list of sex offenses. authorities alleged that he had sex with two 15-year-old female students in a classroom at a school on a number of occasions. in december of 2009 through february of 2010. >> i have four jordan of my own in prince george county schools. i have concerns about our children being saved in the schools, i understand the public's reaction. >> after its initial arrest in june, he was removed from the classroom and eventually terminated. no one answered the door at his tunnels in laurel. hawala and has been issued for his arrest. >-- a warrant has been issued. >> you should not violate children's trust. >> she says not supposed to take advantage of children. >> the girls trusted him and for in to take advantage is sickening. >>> time for traffic and weather. >> wheatland lisa baden. what is the latest? >> 340 north is closed before getting to harper's ferry. the crash at becher takerton street. 270 looks great. let's go to a couple of maps. getting to virginia, giving you the green light on route 4, route 5, a great trip right now to annap
gets the house, the car. but who gets the dog? how one divorce case in maryland may change the way pets are viewed when a marriage splits up. carol costello's got a "gut check" for us ahead. >>> checkin this morning. as we cross the half-hour, three employees at the u.s. embassy in paris are being treated for poisoning after opening their mail citing a french police source, reuters says the exact nature of the poisonings is not yet known. the source also did not know the seriousness of the employees' condition. no comment yet from the u.s. embassy. >>> turns out the number of graves mislabeled or mismarked at arlington national cemetery is way more than originally thought. as many as 6,600 graves at arlington may have been affected in this. the army's previous estimate is much smaller. around 211 plots at the military burial ground. >>> this is now the deadliest month for u.s. troops in afghanistan since the war began nine years ago. in the past 24 hours, nato says three american soldiers were killed in two different blasts in southern afghanistan. that brings july's death toll to 63. >
attached. maryland senator barbara mikulski included language in the bill to ensure that the money is spent on safety first. the bill requires metal to make quarterly reports to congress detailing their safety improvements. >>> fed chairman ben bernanke goes back to the hill today to talk about the state of the economy. yesterday he told a congressional committee that the nation's economic outlook remains unusually uncertain. he downplayed the odds of the economy sliding back to a double-dip recession. >>> wall street did not like what bernanke had to say. the major indexes finished the day in the red. the market will be keeping an eye on what he has to say today. >>> five minutes after the hour on this thursday. a prince george's county man is in custody this morning, a person of interest in a pair of mother-daughter murders. we're learning new details about the break in the case that helped police to track him down. courtney robinson is in palmer park. >> this man has yet to be charged. authorities tell us he could be one of the most notorious killers of all time, based on evidence they s
stores, including three in maryland. the company said cutting out the stores will help make it more profitable. liz claiborne will offer brands for other retailers in the meantime. >>> big concern overtime uss comfort. the navy is considering moving the ship to norfolk when its agreement expires in three years. congressman and senators in washington are trying to block the move saying it will cost local jobs. >>> abc2 news is working for you this morning to keep you safe before you swipe that debit card. listen up. carroll county authorities are searching this morning for a man they say stole about $1500 using what's called a skimming device. criminals attach the technology to an atm machine and can capture the card and pin number swiped at that site. security cameras captured pictures of this suspect and his car. the best way to protect yourself is to take a good look at the atm before you use it. >> residents need to be aware as they approach atm and bank machines for a nocturnal device or components of the atm that appear to be attached secondary or after the construction of the
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and warnings today. >>> "good morning, maryland," i'm meteorologist justin berk. while all that action goes on in the tropics, we've got our own problems here, and it's about a heat advisory. temperatures go up to 96. heat advisories between noon and 9:00 p.m. with a small chance of a brief relief from the shower. tomorrow no relief with this. it's 100 or hotter. it will feel like 110. an isolated storm knocks us to 98 on sunday. we're still in the low 90s next week. of course, there's more weather in the next half hour. we're live in miami beach, as we watch tropical storm bonnie make her approach to south florida this morning. juju? george? >> you can see the storm clouds moving. >>> now, our "picture of the morning." a woman's camera was running when her friend decided to get a closer look at a bison in a parking lot. then, the animal decided to charge her, sending her flying, head-over-heels. amazingly, she escaped with only bruises. >> that's the second bison attack in yellowstone park. >>> coming up, late-breaking developments in the kyron horman case. what does this woman know about
are already in the low to mid-80s. 86 in frederick, maryland. 81 in fairfax and arlington. our forecast today will be a new record high temperature, 101 here in washington. some cooling thunderstorms late tomorrow. >>> it was quite a week in washington politics with veteran new york congressman charles rangel getting toward face ethics charges in the house and the story that dominated the headline it is this week, the embarrassing on us ter of agriculture official shirley sherrod. for more on this, we turn to cnbc walk correspondent. the president would have liked to talk about financial reform, but we weren't talking about that. how badly did that hurt him? >> this is the week that the president struggled with the news cycle. he's had a lot of unfortunate incidents where the stories crop up and the washington struggles to contain them over the course of the week with the sherrod mess earlier in the week, the white house really did not distinguish itself as they were forced to apologize. the president had to make a call. all of that interrupted a news cycle in which the president really wante
news, bethesda, maryland. >>> turning to health news briefly, we have noticed this week a new sponsor on this broadcast is a certain type of replacement knee. knee surgery is suddenly a multi billion dollar a year business in this country, especially among us aging warriors. a new study out that followed some amateur soccer players with acl injuries says they fared no better with acl surgery than they did with rehab and physical therapy. >>> new guidelines out tonight from the american college of obstetricians and gynecologists are out to reverse the old expression "once a cesarean, always a cesarean." it says most women who have had a c-section, and many of them who have had more than one, should be allowed to try labor with their next birth. by the way, c-sections now account for about a third of all births in the u.s. that's an all-time high in this country. we'll put both stories on our website tonight. >>> when nbc "nightly news" continues in a moment, the fight to save one of the giants of the water threatened by the oil in the water and now threatened altogether. >>> later, try
was one of the first. a waiting list grew from minnesota to maryland. lisa drove four hours for the gentle giant who was downsized out of his apartment. bennie will now have acres to explore. >> we are very excited to take him on and give him a life, a care-free life. he'll be happy. >> reporter: there is a lot more wagging around here. no longer homeless, voiceless victims, but treasured friends one more time. michelle kosinski, nbc news. violet, louisiana. >> nice job, everybody. love a happy ending. that's "nbc nightly news" for this saturday. i'm lester holt from new york. see you tomorrow morning on "today" and back tomorrow evening. "today" and back tomorrow evening. good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. cities across the bay area are trying to balance budgets a
and the fallout from the rod case, dr. ron walters from the university of maryland and congresswoman barbara lee joining us. >>> republicans recruiting a replacement for michael steele in the inside scoop on who might be in line to take over the rnc this is andrea mitchell reports only on msnbc. you an get a great deal on a volkswagen. sounds terrific. cars built for the autobahn. actually, we're both pretty conservative drivers. ooh! shoot the gap. shoot the gap! whoo! so, they all come with carefree maintenance? yep, scheduled maintenance is included. i like the color. good. [ male announcer ] the autobahn for all event. lease the jetta limited edition for $199 a month or get 0% apr. ♪ [ male announcer ] take an italian masterpiece home. excuse me. buitoni? [ male announcer ] buitoni wild mushroom agnolotti. simple ingredients, artfully prepared. buitoni. create an italian masterpiece. in the refrigerated section. buitoni. create an italian masterpiece. fifteen percent or more on car insurance? does a former drill sergeant make a terrible therapist? patient: and that's why yellow makes me sa
, we're back out in poolesville, maryland. we'll be down at wayland common from 6:00 until 10:00. >> i hear it is beautiful. >> oh, man, it is great. >> it will be hot again today. >> definitely hot an humid again today. we are still monitong a coupleof very light showers and sprinkles but i think they will be more numerous and intense. a couple of light showers down to the south and east down towards the patuxent river. you might encount are a quick sprinkle or light shower on your way to work this morning. but later today, by the evening evening commute, they will be much more numerous and i'll show you why here. let's get to satellite-radar. off to the west and north we go and we have an upper level disturbance coming through. we have this very warm, very humid unstable atmosphere. that is a combination for afternoon thunderstorms this time of year. an some of those will be potentially on the strong side so be ready for that. current temperatures, we are warm, not hot yet but we will be in about an hour. 76 at reagan national. 73 at dulles. 77 at bwi marshall. tiew points in the low
part time. go to myfoxdc.com and click on the job shop tab. >>> maryland's first case of west nile virus confirmed. coming up, where mosquitoes are testifying positive and what you need to know to protect yourself from getting sick. >>> work in the gulf interrupted tonight. bp is forced to pull the plug on efforts to stop the disaster. the problem? a tropical storm moving through the caribbean.  >>> we are following a developing story in china. a typhoon is clobbering the region. the heavy rain and 70 miles per hour winds caused a fishing boat to capsize. the father and son on board were rescued. authorities are urging people to stay inside to avoid flying debris. >>> tropical depression is causing problems for the crews in the gulf. the storm could reach the area by saturday. it's forcing a major evacuation of dozens of ships and workers. >> reporter: the storm system gaining steam in the caribbean putting the brakes on work to permanently stop the oil leaking in the gulf. drilling stopped possibly delaying the effort as much as two weeks. vice president joe biden
. while other states are still struggling, martin o'malley is making the tough choices... to move maryland forward. >>> so, when you think of all your favorite songs, the songs that became the soundtrack of your life, what is the year you scroll back to? for grammy award-winning singer and song writer, marc cohn, that year was 1970. he has come out with a new cd that's a collection of songs from that year. it's called "listening booth 1970." he's here right now. i love that idea. but why 1970? >> i was around 11 years old. and the music you hear around that age, really burns in. it stays with you the longest. moves you the most. and that was the case with me. it happened to be also just when the beatles broke up. and the three, main writers came solo artists. and each came out with an amazing album that year. so did cat stevens, neil young. all for me, are benchmarks of great albums. >> and you give back the image of the listening booth in the record store. a store in shakers square, in cleveland. i grew up in cleveland. >> you grew up in cleveland? you remember shaker square. there was jo
in maryland and virginia. state and local police will be cracking down on drivers. authorities will be out in full force during the morning and evening rush hour. during a similar campaign in may, police issued tickets to more than two hundred drivers. >>> the warning. for arlington red light cameras is over. starting today, if you get caught, you will receive a $50 ticket. the cameras have been in place for one month and they are located on -- at three locations. we will be back with another news update at 8 -- at 7:56. for continuous news coverage, tune in to our sister station, news channel 8. this doesn't have to be our future. not if the senate acts now on legislation to promote energy efficiency, biofuels, and renewable energy sources. let's make america more energy independent, protect our environment, and create millions of new jobs right here at home - instead of losing those jobs to other countries. if you want to change america's energy future, call your senators and tell them to support clean energy legislation now. garage cleaning runs on dunkin'. america runs on dunkin'. with
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